Shakespeare Theatre

942 E. 43rd Street,
Chicago, IL 60653

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When the Schoenstadt circuit took over the circa-1910 Ellis Theater in 1914 from Brunhild and Youngs, they renamed it the Shakespeare Theatre. This 954-seat house contained a Kimball organ from the 1920’s onward. In 1931 it was taken over by Warner Brothers Circuit management Inc.

When the Shakespeare Theatre closed in 1961, the theater was later converted into a church.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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CharlesR
CharlesR on June 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Is it certain that this theatre was torn down? Looking at Google maps, there is a building at pretty much this address that looks suspiciously like a theatre.

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